Women Affairs, Social Development & Gender Empowerment

The Ministry of Women Affairs, Social Development and Gender Empowerment and Social Welfare is an arm of government saddled with policies/activities that will bring about holistic speedy and healthy development of Ekiti State Women, children and the disadvantaged/less privileged in the mainstream of the State Development process.

The Ministry ensures the survival, protection, development of women, children and person in need of government intervention.

The Ministry is divided into Administration and Supplies, Women Affairs and Gender Empowerment, Child Development, Social Development, and Finance & Account Departments.

Our Vision

To create a conducive environment for the development of women, children and other vulnerable people by providing equal opportunities, adequate care and support for them and harnessing their potentials.

Our Mission

To provide an enabling environment for women to live in a world in which there is justice, equity and respect for Women’s Right.
To ensure the holistic development of women through Educational, Economic, Social and Political empowerment and monitoring gender responsive issues.
To ensure the survival, protection of children in preparation for meaningful adult life.
To promote the Welfare of the Citizens of Ekiti State.

Functions

  1. Preparation and Implementation of the aspect of the State Budget pertaining to Women Affairs, Children and social Welfare
  2. Facilitating the holistic development of women through educational, economic, social and political empowerment.
  3. Ensuring the total well-being and development of children through well articulated programmes and activities geared towards the participating, survival, protection and developmental rights of child-being the 4 Thematic areas of the convention on the Rights of the Child (also enshrined in the Ekiti State Child’s Rights Law 2006)
  4. Promoting gender equality/mainstream gender into Government Policies.
  5. Fostering cooperation among Women and facilitates good rapport between the grassroot women and the Government.
  6. Coordinating of all non-Governmental Organization activities focused on children and women.
  7. Mobilizing women to form cooperative societies that are beneficial and profitably run.
  8. Facilitating the families social well being through pre-marital counseling, marriages and reconciliation of those in disputes.
  9. Provision and promotion of Juvenile Welfare Services in form of counseling and reformation of deviant ones, through the involvement of the Juvenile/Family courts where necessary
  10. Facilitating care for the Aged and others who require special attention and care.
  11. Facilitating care for all vulnerable individuals who require one form of special care or the other.
  12. Support programme for Girl-child Education.
Name Designation
Mrs. Olayinka G. Ogundayomi Commissioner
Princess Adekunbi Felicitas Obaisi Permanent Secretary
Mrs Adenike Adedayo Director, Admin & SuppliesDe partment
Mr. Michael A. Ibikunle Director, Social Welfare Services
Mr. David O. Fayomi Director, Planning, Research & Statistics
Mrs. Funmilayo J. Ogunyemi Director, Women Affairs and Gender Empowerment Department
Mrs. Janet Boluwatife Adewale Director, Child Development Department
Mrs. Folasade M. Alabi Director, Finance & Account
Mr.Fabusoro S. O. Director, Rehabilitation Services
Name Designation Period
Chief (Mrs) Onipede Jolaade Commissioner 1996 – 1998
Alhaja Badmus Commissioner 1998 – 1999
Chief (Mrs) Onipede Jolaade Commissioner 1999 – 2000
Mrs. Ronke Okusanya Commissioner 2000 – 2003
Alhaja Abibat Adubiaro Commissioner 2003 – 2004
Alhaja Sidikatu Bello (deceased) Commissioner 2004 – 2006
Mrs Patricia Omotomilola Osunde Commissioner 2007 – 2009
Morohunmubo Bayode Commissioner 2009 – 2010
Chief (Mrs) Funke Owoseeni Commissioner 2010 – 2011
Mrs. Fola Richie-Adewusi Commissioner 2011 – 2014